This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of February 15 - February 22

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Join us this Sunday as Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley preaches.

His sermon title is "Scared To Death or Brought to Life –

5: The Life, Teachings, Suffering, and Victory of Jesus Christ."

The scriptures are Isaiah 62:1-5, 10-12 and Luke 5:17-26.

. 8:30AM - Worship in the Chapel

. 9:45AM - Sunday School

11:00AM - Worship in the Sanctuary

. 2:00PM - Sunday Club

. 5:00PM - Youth at Breakout Birmingham

2019 GLOBAL WITNESS SEASON - Minute for Mission - Rev. Dr. Cody Watson explains how Frontier Fellowship focuses on seeking to make the Light visible in places where people have never even heard the name of Jesus Christ. Your Global Witness Pledge/Offering on Feb. 24 provides funds for this mission.



7:00PM - UKIRK BIRMINGHAM dinner and worship in The Garage at Highland Hall (3116 Highland Ave S). College students & young adults contact Callie Nickles for details.


5:30PM - Dinner in the Davis Family Hall

Menu: Greek Chicken, Long Grain and Wild Rice, Broccoli, Salad Bar, Pita & Hummus, & Baklava

6:15PM - “From Playing for The Bear to Serving the King” by Jeremiah Castille in the Davis Family Hall


Main Event at SHPC

6:00PM - Young Adult Wine Social at the Slaughter Group Office in Homewood. For details contact Callie Nickles.

7:00PM - Beer & Hymns at Clubhouse on Highland (2908 Highland Avenue, 35205). Come for a great time of fellowship and song!


MEET EDWARD COLBERT, SEXTON - Edward was born and raised in Birmingham. He is married to Faith and have a son, Brantley. Edward was a Sexton for 32 years at St. Luke’s Episcopal church in Mountain Brook. He also works at UAB hospital where he is an Environmental Services group leader.

NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS - Submit your nominees now

COZY BLUE LAP BLANKETS are available for you to enjoy on chilly mornings. As we transition from air conditioning to heat, we have provided these lap blankets for your use during the services in the Chapel and Sanctuary. Pick one up from the basket or ask your usher for one and then drop it back in the basket following the service.

THE PRESBYTERY WINTER RETREAT will be February 22-24, 2019, at Living River with the theme “Salt & Light”! The trip will be open to all youth in 6th-12th grades, and we need to know whether to reserve your spot by Sunday, February 17. The total cost per youth is $85. Pay by cash, check or credit card today. Alternate payment plans including scholarships are available.

HIGHLANDERS & MIDDLESSENCE - Tuesday, February 26 with JQ’s One Man Swing Band at 11:00am in the Davis Family Hall. Enjoy lunch ($7.00).

MY BIG, FAT PANCAKE LUNCH – Sunday, March 3 after the 11:00am service in the Davis Family Hall for a pancake lunch, jazz music, and fun for all.


VBS: TO MARS & BEYOND - June 3-7


None at this time


SUNDAY CLUB MEAL PROVIDERS NEEDED - If you or a group with which you are associated would like to help provide a meal to our Sunday Club folks, let us know!

FEED MY SHEEP – Bring your donations next Sunday, February 24

CASSEROLE MINISTRY TEAM helps relieve the burdens of life and lets our families know that we care, and most importantly that God cares. Casseroles are taken to families experiencing difficult life events, such as bereavement, grief, hospitalization, and illness but are also taken to families with new babies. We are hoping to schedule one morning a month to gather together for fellowship and casserole preparation. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Barbara Hayslip (205) 329-3330. Thank you for your willingness to serve in this way. This is a wonderful opportunity to show the love of Christ in a very practical way.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Can you spare 4 hours a day, once or twice a month? The church office is in need of smiling faces to help greet people coming into the church and answering the telephone. If you would like an opportunity to brighten someone’s day, please call Brenda Keith at 205-933-0790 or email at to volunteer.

SHOP or the South Highland Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Project is developing a faith-based mental health model for the Birmingham Faith community. We are currently outgrowing our space in the Builder’s classroom and recently approved a 3-year strategic plan to help meet our community’s needs. We meet every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm and would love to share our future with you through volunteering or leading a topic for the day with helpful information to our participants. If you are interested, please contact the church office.

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS to help Joe and his team serve and clean up after Wednesday night dinners.

SUNDAY MORNING NURSERY HELP NEEDED - We want to continue to give our paid workers some time off. If you can help out in the nursery, contact Elsa Holaday at (205) 903-8192

EVANGELISM TEAM - Are you aware that South Highland has an Evangelism Team? Its purpose is to equip ourselves to better share our faith by speaking the Good News of Jesus Christ; to develop and improve our relationships with God, with other members of our Church, and with people outside our Church; and to do a better job of making disciples of Christ. Interested? If so, speak to one of our pastors or Mark Stephens.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFOThere have been several times at South Highland when the church has not been able to contact family or friends in an emergency or times of illness. Please fill out this form to provide emergency information for our database.


SHPC's Facebook Page - make sure you "like" our new page. The new page currently has the front of the church as the profile picture.

Check out the most recent issue of the South Highland Highlights by clicking here.

CAN'T JOIN US ONE SUNDAY MORNING? You can always listen to the service live on WXJC-AM 850 & FM 92.5 at 11 AM. And if you're out of town and can't tune in the radio, you can listen to the live stream online at

THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN - Check out this week's bulletin to follow along from home or look over all the announcements in your spare time. You can find it on our website by clicking here.

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